Ted Poston research collection,

Title
Ted Poston research collection, 1927-1971.
Author
Hauke, Kathleen A.
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Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 557Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
.4 lin. ft.
Genre/Form
Interviews.
Source (note)
  • Kathleen Hauke
Biography (note)
  • Ted Poston was the first full-time African-American reporter for the "New York Post," where he worked from 1936 covering many major black-oriented news stories, until his retirement in 1972. Prior to being hired by the Post, Poston wrote for the "Pittsburgh Courier," "Amsterdam News," and the "New York Contender." He was also on the staff of the Federal Writers' Project, and from 1940-1945 he was a member of the "Black Cabinet," an informal network of African Americans serving in or advising the Roosevelt administration. Poston was head of the Negro News Desk in the Office of War Information and was responsible for relations with the Negro press. "The Dark Side of Hopkinsville," a book of his short stories, was published posthumously in 1991.
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  • Preliminary finding aid available.
Call Number
Sc MG 557
Author
Hauke, Kathleen A. Collector
Title
Ted Poston research collection, 1927-1971.
Summary
The Kathleen Hauke and Ted Poston Research Collection consists of biographical information about Poston and a transcript of an interview that Professor Luther P. Jackson did with Ted Poston on "interracial reporting" in October 1968. Most of the collection consists of typescripts of articles and columns written by Poston (1927-1971) collected and prepared by the donor, Kathleen Hauke.
Biography
Ted Poston was the first full-time African-American reporter for the "New York Post," where he worked from 1936 covering many major black-oriented news stories, until his retirement in 1972. Prior to being hired by the Post, Poston wrote for the "Pittsburgh Courier," "Amsterdam News," and the "New York Contender." He was also on the staff of the Federal Writers' Project, and from 1940-1945 he was a member of the "Black Cabinet," an informal network of African Americans serving in or advising the Roosevelt administration. Poston was head of the Negro News Desk in the Office of War Information and was responsible for relations with the Negro press. "The Dark Side of Hopkinsville," a book of his short stories, was published posthumously in 1991.
Indexes
Preliminary finding aid available.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 557
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